Certainly it could be interesting to consider a new sponsored TLD space for
IGOs, but I am thinking that .int is that space, isn't it? I also think
from my conversations with some of those who have positions regarding this issue
that they are viewing the igo name as what I might view the trademark of a
famous and well known brand of a multi national company. That is, they are
asking for their "name" in any gTLD. I am not sure that a new sponsored TLD
would be be responsive to their
The situation today is that a famous and well known brand holder registers,
or defends their brand, in the TLDs where they veiw it important and relevant to
do so. The value of sponsored TLDs is that since it is a "defined" space, it is
not allowed for those who do not fit the "sponsorship criteria" to register.
Thus, if a space is focused on international organizations, with some definition
of that, only international organizations who meet that criteria. can register.
I am under the impression that only international organizations with certain
standing can register in the int.
That sounds like a "sponsored" TLD, functionally, at least.
>From: Alick Wilson <alick.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: "'Paul Verhoef'" <paul.verhoef@xxxxxxxxx>,
>CC: "'John Jeffrey'" <jeffrey@xxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: RE: [council] WIPO-II
>Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 16:48:00 +1300
>Colleagues, I wonder if there is a case to be made for new sTLDs
>international intergovernmental organizations (say .igo) and
>While these would not deal directly with offending sites in the
rest of the
>gTLD namespace, it would at least provide a single official
address for IGOs
>The concept could, of course, be extended to other sensitive
types of name.
>Am I right off track or does this have some merit?
>Behalf Of Paul Verhoef
>Sent: Tuesday, 23 November 2004 10:41 p.m.
>Cc: 'John Jeffrey'
>Subject: [council] WIPO-II
>Please find enclosed the letter and its annex from WIPO that we
>I understand there were some technical issues with getting it on
>web-site but as soon as these are arranged it will go up,
>today. I would like to offer my excuses for that.
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